I put the ol’ iRiver on shuffle and post the first five songs that come up.
Hilary Duff – With Love (Richard Vission’s Big Room Edit): With a single release comes plenty of club remixes and as such, there have been plenty of remixes of Duff’s latest “With Love” hitting the airwaves. Richard Vission is a pretty big name in the remixsphere and probably up there with H/\L, Laugh & Peace, Above & Beyond, and Tommie Sunshine in terms of my favorite DJs and quality remixes. This is the shorter edit version and very upbeat, although it lacks the punch that the original song achieves, as well as the uniqueness of other remixes (I’m thinking DJ Laszlo’s version, which I highly recommend). ABBA – The Day Before You Came: Ahh ABBA. How I listened to you a many, many time growing up. My mother was a huge ABBA/Saturday Night Fever fan, and unfortunately, instead of becoming completely disenchanted and annoyed with the disco-pop group, I ended up, like, really liking them. Go figure. This is one of their slower songs with a funkier groove then the frivolous boppity-bop the group is known for (I’m going to pretend I didn’t just use the word boppity-bop). Hellogoodbye – Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn: This is from The Parachute EP. Definetly not one of my favorite Helloogoodbye tracks. Cph Jet – Just Can’t Get Enough: A cover of Depeche Mode’s classicaly 80’s synth pop number. It’s strongly electronic, but that’s about one of the only differences between the original; you’ll probably recognize the song right away after hearing the first four notes. The lyrics, however, are, for the most part, spoken instead of sung, by a female vocalist in a computerized sort of way which takes it about four steps too far into electronic for me. I’ll stick with the original. Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive: I can’t even listen to this song without thinking of Bon Jovi’s sketch on Saturday Night Live featuring the DeMarco Brothers with Chris Parnell and Chris Kattan. God, I wish that was up on YouTube. Yes, I know that tells you nothing about this song, but honestly, pretty much everyone is familiar with this song on some level or other.